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is not where we've been but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed toward the wealthy, and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make these critical investments. now, it ultimately is going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best in and i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney, two minutes. >> thank you, jim. it's an honor to be here with you.
, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cuts to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security one agreement. >> neither the president nor i are propos
economic theory of tax cuts for the very rich, despite the fact that he denied the existence of tax cuts or the existence of math. the notion that let's go to war on wall street -- go to war with "sesame street" but give wall street a big wet kiss. that's exactly what got us into this mess. >> that's not what they saw. i get the interpretation. you have a campaign to win. but what they saw was one guy who seemed to be someone they'd never seen before. he shattered the fiction of the advertising. he was a guy brimming with new ideas and energy. and they saw the president of the united states sleep walking. >> mike, i don't think -- >> let me finish. the tired contrast rang a bell. romney has ideas, and the president has no vision for his second term. and i think that's what hurt him. >> mike, i don't doubt this was someone they had never seen before. i think there were people in the romney campaign who had never seen this candidate. a week ago paul ryan was asked to explain the math of a $4.8 trillion tax cut. and he said i don't have time. mitt romney said we just don't do math. like mat
federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin and sharply criticized romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education and outsourcing as misleading to the middle class and the president had this to say about his opponent's plan for reducing the deficit. >> i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street but he's going to crack down on sesame street. thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits. elmo's got to watch out. >> and vice president joe biden was campaigning in iowa saying that mitt romney flip-flopped on his own tax cut plan that was the center piece of the go
county have a little more time to pay property taxes. annual car tax payments due by midnight. the website that accepts the payments crashed. they pushed the deadline back to midnight tonight. to pay your car tax online, head to fairfax county.gov/dta. >>> gas prices hit an all-time high in california topping $4.61 a gallon. a attempt error shortage in supply triggered the price spike. look at those prices. over $5 a gallon. officials expect prices to continue to go up over the next few days before leveling off. prices are more reasonable around our area. everything is relative. d.c. average price is $3.82 a gallon. $3.70 in maryland and $3.59 in virginia. >>> it's the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium. jon stewart and bill o'reilly facing off tonight right here in washington. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and
a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, romney is within two points of the president. and tomorrow, both candidates head to ohio, battleground ohio, where early voting
>> a lot of talk about taxes and job creation and a lot of disagreement about whose facts are correct. g jim rosenfield watched it firgs. steve? >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by hi
after each other on several issues, including mitt romney's tax plan. >> now, governor romney's proposal, that he has been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> first of all, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of tax paid by high income people. high income people are doing just fine in this economy. they'll do fine whether you're president or i am. the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. >> romney also warned that president obama's plan to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire would raise taxes on the small businesses that create hundreds of thousands of jobs. >>> an
. they include reducing the deficit about4 trillion over ten years, an overhaul of the tax code, and changes to medicare and social security. now, if congress can't avoid that cliff, it also means an end to several tax cuts and a huge boost in the action at thats you will pay. the nonpartisan tax policy center estimates the average household will pay $3,500 more in taxes. the two policies which impact the average american the most are payroll taxes and the bush era tax cuts. democrats have already said they will not accept a deal unless tax cuts to americans making more than $250,000 a year are allowed to expire. >>> 5:06. 64 degrees. the phone wars between apple and samsung takes another nasty turn. >>> also ahead, crossing the line. the incident that has one police officer in hot water this morning. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> welcome back apparently, looking at photos and videos of cute, fuzzy baby animals can help improve your produc
. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. your title as a president, you own an airplane and a house, but not your own facts. >> the president did not seem to ben his game. can one night change the race? >>> "today" exclusive, matt's rare and revealing interview with facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, how does he deal with the spotlight? and does he take responsibility for his company's recent struggles? >> the question i ask myself and i hear over and over, if a company has a billion customers, how can they not be killing it making money? >> that answer as the social network reaches a major milestone today. >>> and remember the school bus monitor taunted by middle schoolers. what she's doing to turn her story into something positive today, thursday, october 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> we both had a late night. >> a lot of coffee. >> exactly. this debate as we know was billed as make or break for mitt romney. and by all accounts he made it last night, the c
'll believe it. but that is not the case. i are not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> round one in the books. the consensus this morning is neither candidate delivered a knockout blow. why both now turn their focus to some local voters. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. the roads may be just slick enough to slow you down this morning. a live look outside right now at 6:00 a.m. we know that some folks are starting to see some rain drops coming through the area. tom kierein is here to break it all down for us. >> just some scattered light rain. don't have any heavy downpours like we had the other day. but enough to make the pavement wet, and for fender benders, as we've already had several of those. right now, all of this coming as a front is moving into our area and going to bring an end to the high humidity. it's still humid this morning with the showers. there are some moderate showers where you see this one batch of orange and yellow here in western charles county. that's advancing a bit to the north and east and should be aroun
over ten years. an overhaul of the tax code and changes to medicare and social security. several tax cuts could also end if the cliff is not avoided, meaning about $3,500 more in taxes for the average household. >>> american university is warning students to be on alert after a string of incidents where a man has groped students near campus. there have been four reported incidents in the last week. the most recent one happened sunday night on massachusetts avenue. police say the suspect comes up from behind, grabs girls inappropriately, and then runs away. >> i normally feel really safe around here. i'm not in the city or anything. that's a little bit terrifying. >> something's got to be done. i mean, it's definitely uncalled for and not okay. >> au sent an e-mail to students to alert them about the attacks. the university is asking the students to walk in groups and only in well-lit areas. >> 6:06 right now. today marks the tenth anniversary of the sniper killing spree. the first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. in all, ten people were killed, three others were
taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >>> tensions are up along the gaza strip after a new series of attacks between israeli forces and palestinian militants. the militants say this video shows their rockets launched toward israel. the islamic group hamas said one of the rockets hit a children's petting zoo. two goats were killed but no children were hit. the palestinians say the attacks are in retaliation for a deadly air strike by israel yesterday. it is the most serious dispute along gaza in four months now. >>> indonesia, take a look at this giant cloud of ash from a volcano that erupted there. witnesses say it sounded like thunder. no report eveof injuries so far. they're urging people to stay inside to avoid that ash. it erupted more than 40 times since the beginning of september. >>> two controversial discoveries earned scientists the nobelrize p in medicine today. john gurdob and shinya yamanaka said mature cells can be turned into new tissue. the nobel committee said they re
the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend five trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> they clashed on wall street, whether banks should be too big to fail, and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is, in my opinion, a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. >> the fiercest exchange over health care and jobs. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion two years fights for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this, alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle cl
justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> martin o'malley plans to introduce a controversial power s
that 47% don't pay federal income taxes and are dependent on the government or romney's possession on women's health issues. >> romney says he's going to cut loopholes, but won't name they will. romney said i'm going to replace obama care, but won't say with that. >> romney clearly came to play, standing toe to toe with the president. through plenty of fireworks. >> your title is the president of an airplane and house, but not your own facts. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. >> i don't have a tax cut of a scale you're talking about. we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> however, independent fact checkers say romney's plan adds up to nearly $5 trillion and would give the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to
details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged team romney would hike middle class tax. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden said just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard at debate number one. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver, colorado. >>> of course tonight nbc is going to have complete coverage of this first presidential debate. it will be anchored by brian williams along with the best political team in the business. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means voters in pennsylvania will not have to show
proposal calls for a tax cut on top of $2 trillion of spending. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. >> reporter: there's no time for rest. the senior advisers on the "today" show, early this morning. >> governor romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion of normandy. i expected a strong performance and got it. >> many were watching governor romney without 30 second attack ads. >> reporter: perhaps most evidence during the closing statement. >> four years ago, i said i'm not a perfect man and wouldn't be a perfect president. that's probably a promise governor romney thinks i kept. i fight every day for the american people. >> no question in my mind, if the president were to continue to be reelected, there will be a middle class squeeze. i'll get incomes up again. >> they weren't the only characters in last night's debate. twitter and face book lit up with viewers commenting and arguing. it was the most tweeted event in political history. ket? >> the
mate paul ryan would raise taxes on the middle class. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking for multiple suspects. police have not released a motive. >>> and parents in fairfax county a
than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. goodbye to the worst kicker. >>> two new voices in the maryland casino debate. today university of maryland backed the push to expand gambling in the state. >> at the same time, some redskins fans objected to the team owner's support for a new casino in prince george's county. chris gordon has both sides of the debate. >> reporter: montgomery county educators as well as business and elected leaders came to campus today to make a point. supporters of question 7 say expanded gambling will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for education. money being spent by maryland residents in the casinos of neighboring states. >> there was a study that came out today that suggested $1.2 billion that marylanders are spending, that marylanders are spending in west virginia. >>
in fairfax county have until midnight tonight to pay their personal property taxes. annual car tax payments were due last night by midnight but the website that accepts the payments kept going down. officials say they fixed the problem and pushed the problem back to midnight tonight. to pay your car tax online head to fairfax county.gov/dth. >>> this weekend you can save a little cash on big appliances. virginia is holding a sixth annual tax free holiday for shoppers. there are some restrictions however. the appliances must be under $2500 and they must have the energy star or water sense label. the event runs through monday. for a complete list of items that qualify as tax free head over to our website nbc washington.com and search key word tax holiday. >>> also this weekend d.c. foodies will be able to take part in two major food festivals. more than 50 restaurants are taking part in the festival between pennsylvania avenue white house and the capitol and it will be the second annual world chile eating championship. admission is $10. all restaurants have at least one taste menu item for $3
in maryland for three years, attending high school in the state, paying taxes, and applying to a college registered for selective service, and also are planning to seek full citizenship. marches like this have been going on all over for the past several months but they feel it is important now to get the word out. there are 14 questions on the ballot here in prince george's county alone so a lot of people are vying for attention for the cause. they think this will definitely help. with me now is gustavo andretti the organizing director. tell me more about what this dream act means to folks here in maryland. >> it means everything. it means the opportunity to fulfill our dreams, fulfill higher education, be who we want to be. let it be known in this country that we are accepted. that we belong. and that if we live in maryland, we have lived here all of our lives, we have paid taxes in maryland. we deserve in state tuition just like everybody else. >> reporter: and briefly what does ituúnÑgu? a marching band, attention and reasons to come out in support of this and register to vote to be
. >> i would like to see some details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged today, team romney would hike middle class taxes. >> how they can justify raising taxes of the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? in colorado, mitt romney took a break for a burrito bowl. >> how are you doing today? >> reporter: romney's number two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4.
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> this morning the white house and buckingham palace are transformed to support the fight against breast cancer. the pink lights will remain on throughout october. in this month's official proclamation to kickoff breast cancer month, the president urges mammograms as a key to early detection. >> a lot of significant or landmark buildings are being lit up there. >> empire state building. >> in new york city and also in london. again, you see the white house here, looks like think maybe just turned off the light. am i right? i'm told they're still on. it's just dark in our monitors. it's maybe dark, tom kierein, because of clouds that are here and more that are rolling in. >> and some rain. so have an umbrella handy. >>> we take a look at the ra
over the so-called fiscal cliff in january, it will cost almost 90% of americans more in taxes for a total of $536 billion. taxes for a typical middle income family making 40 to $64,000 a year could go up by $2,000. >>> in california, governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow half a million young illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled with holiday party goers collidewide a ferry and sank. it is the deadliest accident there in years. >>> a house in clam mouth falls, oregon, that was sold this summer turned out to be a meth lab. it had toxic chemicals 80 times. the family who bought the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street
jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> three, two, one, and liftoff. >> and just like that, another commercially owned spacecraft on its way into space. spacex launched its unmanned falcon rocket from cape canaveral in florida. it's on its way to the international space station with 1,000 pounds in cargo. you may remember last time in may they had a test. it will stay for about three weeks and then returning to earth. if i heard correctly, there's ice cream apparently on this rocket. they wanted some kind of swirled ice cream. >> yum. that sounds good about this hour, at least for us. >> if you can make ice cream last in space, i think we can all go. >> it feels like ice cream outside. it is ice cold to start off monday morning. definitely, you can feel autumn in the air. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnso
taxes online. the website that accepts the payments keeps crashing. the bigger problem is those taxes are due today. a message on the site says try again later. the county says people who missed the midnight deadline still will be charged late fees, even if they try to pay online. another option, they say, just mail it in. as long as it is postmarked october 5th, it will be considered on time. >>> tysons corner is now just tysons. the name change is unofficial, but with the new urban developments and a new metro line, county leaders just think it sounds better. keith russell talked to some residents who aren't really buying it. >>> dropping the word corner from the name tysons corner. is that just change for the namesic of change? >> i don't really see the point. it seems like a waste of time. and money and resources. >> i tell them instead of focus on the name change, maybe getting more parks in place and maybe trying to figure out how to work with the communities and try to fix the traffic issues. a lot more on the table than changing the name. reporter: sharon, chairman of the fair
his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended those comments. >>> there is anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy added 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better than the disappointing 96,000 jobs added in august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> to a developing story. public health officials are rn wai warning hundreds of people in more than 20 states, including maryland and virginia, about a steroid contaminated and responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak. the steroid was sent to 20 different facilities in nine different states, including nine facilities in our area for individuals suffering from back pain. people are warning anyone who received those steroid injections to keep a close eye. >> people with meningitis can have fever, worsening headache, neck stiffness, other problems with their neurologic system. they can have shock, an
attention with these comments, discussing the gop ticket's tax plan. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign pounced on the word buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with seve
's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's safe to say the president got trounced. it was the ugliest night. >> the president is going to have to stand up and deliver. he still has a big lead in a couple of key states, but that lead will evaporate quickly. >> he has to step it up. before the debate, we had a new nbc news wall street marist poll. the president up eight points among likely voters in ohio but just two points in virginia and statistically tied in virginia. >> as the late great tim russert would say, it comes down to one state for the romney campaign -- ohio, ohio, ohio. >> now, afghanistan is always in our thoughts. but last week, there was a special incredibly disturbing milestone. the total number of u.s. military deaths in the war eclipsed the 2,000 mark. and tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. 11 years. >> wow. the greatest disappointment for us and certainly
a group he once ran. he wants the irs to audit the foundation. it lost its tax exempt status in 2010 because it hadn't filed tax returns for the previous three years. michael brown said he hadn't dealt with it since 2008. >>> the humane society is asking for your help for a dog that was stabbed. the 2-year-old dog was stabbed by her owner during a domestic dispute. she's recovering in a local hospital. cocoa will need extensive rehab. she's on a lot of medication. the owner was arrested. more charges could be filed. >>> let's head out to talk to tom kierein about the forecast for today. >> you keeping cool outside on that storm team 4 weather deck? >> you know what? it is rather humid. you wouldn't think it was october. i have a song bird over here serenading me. what's that? what month is it? i'm not sure, it feels more like august than october. around the region we have had a lot of fog. that brings a lot of humidity. it's still in place. the fog lifted. there's a live vie from the nbc 4 city camera. you can see the blue showing through. sunshine is breaking through in the northwes
romney and obama. mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden said romney would hike middle class taxes. >> how they can justify raising tax on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that mean we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. at debate number one in their battleground ate. a lot is on the line. doreen talked about the nbc news "wall street journal" poll. 38%. more than a third of voters saying this debate and the three to follow, one vice presidential work the more presidential, will be important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> thank you. >>> a freelance american journalist who disappeared in syria eight week
. they quickly rolled out this ad challenging romney's tax plan wouldn't hurt the middle class. >> are we going to hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent positions? yes, we're going to do that. >> reporter: romney supporters are convinced their candidate has changed the course of this campaign and some are changing their plans, too. >> i'm going to talk to anybody i can, i'm going to call people, i'm going to volunteer at the republican committee and do whatever i can to help mitt romney win this election. >> whereas before you might have just cast your ballot? >> just voted. i'm really pumped up. >> reporter: the program starts here around 6:00. trace atkins is also here, but he is not the main attraction, mitt romney clearly is. i'll tell you about some other key stops mitt romney is making in the commonwealth over the next few days at 6:00. julie carey, news4. >>> president obama spoke to a big crowd in denver this afternoon at his first rally since the debate. he said the man he met on stage last night looked like mitt romney but had different positions than the romney that's been
on fox news last night. he said his comments about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay income tax did not come out right and were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video which surfaced last month, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended the comments, saying they weren't elegantly stated. >>> there was anticipation ahead of september's jobs report. analysts are predicting the economy handed 115,000 to 125,000 jobs last month. that's better an the disappointing 96,000 jobs last august. the unemployment stands at 8.1%. >>> now to a developing story. public health officials warning people in our area about a contaminated steroid suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. that steroid came from a medical center in massachusetts. the steroid was sent to 75 different facilities in 23 states, including 9 facilities in maryland and virginia. it's for patients suffering from back pain. officials are warning people who received that steroid injection to keep a close eye on possible symptoms. >>> people with
, this is a good time to buy that major appliance you've had your eye on. virginia is holding its annual tax free weekend for energy efficient merchandise. it means you won't have to pay the state sales tax on things like heat pumps and insulation. the items must be under $2,500 and have the energy star or water sense label. the event runs today through monday. you'll find a complete list of qualified items on our website, nbcwashington.com. just search tax holiday. >>> and when we come back, three teachers at the same school. they are arrested for having sex with students. coming up, we'll tell you why the administrators are partially or allegedly partially to blame for what happened. >>> one of our areas most celebrated chefs has a new restaurant venture. tom gives us his take >>> it's a fish and chip joint with rock 'n' roll bar. >> a look inside a dublin chipper in arlington. >> it is an a off shoot of the old town tavern from irish native, one of the region's preeminent chefs. both dining rooms are small, both have counters for ordering and both are linked to a fancy bar. as expected, fish a
. having a tax code that lets me remain financially independent. the health care, being able to pick my own health care options that fit me. >> reporter: both campaigns know the candidates' spouses are a powerful way to fire up female voters. ann romney was in the richmond area yesterday and the first lady comes to loudoun today. these obama supporters say they believe that tightening of the gender gap is only temporary. they say for women, president obama is the only choice. >> i have a daughter. it took a long time for women to gain what we have as far as rights and it would be taking a giant step backward to vote in romney. he is against, you know, the right for a woman to have control over her body. >> i know how he feels personally about education and i know what he has said about education. and almost every woman with a child cares about education and cares about health care. so those are the two main issues that women are concerned about. >> reporter: so an eager crowd here waiting for the first lady. she should be on stage in the next few minutes. we'll bring you her remarks. julie
... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> kate middleton is facing one of her busiest weeks ahead as she prepares for more that happen a ha-- than a half dozen appearances. the royal couple has essentially been in hiding since she and prince william returned from the diamond jubilee tour in asia last month. it's their first public foray since topless pictures of the duchess were published. >>> 11 minutes after 5:00. i don't have any commentary to offer on that. keep it moving. live look ou
means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the annual columbus day celebration outside union station took on added significance today. this is the 100th anniversary of the statue honoring christopher columbus. the crowded and often confusing traffic circle named after columbus is finally getting a makeover. as tom sherwood shows us now, some people also want changes for the historic statue. >> reporter: from patriotic songs to grand processions, the annual columbus day celebration drew a crowd to columbus circle to celebrate history. >> columbus, as an explorer, made a spectacular difference in the history of the world. you can't imagine how extraordinary it was to have somebody say, i'm going to head out into that unknown ocean -- >> reporter: the statue of columbus was donated 100 years ago. >> bac
,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> time is 6:10. when is the last time you sent an old fashioned greeting card? hallmark is closing one of its greeting card plants in texas. doing so reduces production by a third and cuts about 300,000 jobs. more and more people are using social media to contact people for those big events. there's so many of those different sites where you can send invitations out for free. >> i'm on board with that. when it comes to a birthday or holiday, i want to open a card. >> something to be said about that, old fashioned card. >> i like that. >> let's get a check on the weather with veronica johnson. >> same here. it's kind of like it's part of the present, right? >>> we've got something to greet you this morning, and that is some mighty cold air settled in over the overnight period. we'll start with radar. we do have light showers in west virginia. we're talking about rain later today with this chilly air. right now most of the rain in ke
to a year in prison. >>> problems may still persist in d.c.'s tax office five years after it was rocked by the largest embezzlement scandal in the city's history. "the washington post" is reporting auditors have warned district cfo about the issues. including poor tracking of tax payments, dummy accounts set up with fake social security numbers, and lack of management oversight. this comes five years after a mid-level manager was caught stealing millions through phony tax return refunds. >>> the nats' pitching struggles against the cardinals. st. louis' offense dominated the nationals, hitting four home runs en route to vehicle tee. the series is now tied at one game apiece with the series shifting to the nation's capital for the final three games. dan hellie has a recap from st. louis. >> good morning. all that went right in game one for the nationals did not in game two. starting pitcher jordan zimmermann struggled big-time giving up five earned runs in three innings of work. so this is the second straight game that a starting pitcher has struggled and that was the strength of the nat
biden today. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: the romney campaign quickly seized on that comment. arguing the president's policies have hurt the middle class. taking a breather from his preparations outside las vegas today. he visited the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: aides say he's been calling his family to unwind each night. while the two campaigns have gone out of their way to lower expectations, surrogates on both sides today acknowledge the debate will be a pivotal moment. >> i think it's important for viewers to get a chance to do comparison shopping. seeing the two candidates face to face, head to head. >> this cannot be about decibels. what it does have to be about, particularly for governor romney, is details. >> reporter: romney who has 23 primary debates under his belt, says he doesn't like formal debate prep, says it feels too artificial. instead, opting for more casual sessions. advisers are coa
families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the news 4 live desk. that american tourist we told you about who opened fire in a hotel killing one has also been killed. there are reports the man might be an employee of the hotel, a former employee, i should say. the gunman reportedly grabbed a gun from the security guard, shot an employee earlier today, and then barricaded himself inside his room there. we'll pass along more information as we get it. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> 15 before the hour now. dozens of american airlines flights are cancelled today as the carrier makes more repairs to seats that could come loose in midflight. the airline announced yesterday it would again ground 48 planes to make more r
to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> daredevil felix baumgartner is set to try a 23 mile high skydive. baumgartner will jump out of a balloon over new mexico and be freefalling at speeds around 700 miles per hour. in addition to this record-setting jump he could break the sound barrier. baumgartner has set records for highest parachute jump from a building and also the lowest b.a.s.e. jump in the world. >> break the sound barrier, also he could break his neck. >> the man could seriously injure himself. >> that's roughly the distance from d.c. center to dulles airport. he's going to jump and fall. >> takes all kinds. >>> 4:41. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson to tell us about the forecast. >> hey, there, guys. yesterday, did you know we only hit 55 degrees? that was it. it definitely was a november-type day for us. and today, we're going to be warmer by about 5 degrees and i will take that. in fact, this morning we don't
a piece of that tape. >> are you going to make your tax returns available to the press? >> say again? >> are you going to make your tax returns for the past several years available to the press? >> i didn't hear you. >> apparently we are losing audio with arnold schwarzenegger in los angeles. arnold, thank you for your time. we appreciate it very much. let me switch over to -- >> now, governor, you actually heard just fine, didn't you, at that particular moment? >> not that i can remember. >> here's what you wrote about that exchange that we just played you with matt lauer. as he pressed me for specifics on how to bring back the california kple and when i would release my tax returns, i realized i was unable to answer. i finally had to resort to the grou groucho marx trick of, i'm sorry, i can't hear it. it was my lamest performance ever. >> maria was really mad at me. she said, you need to think about what you are going to say when you do those interviews. and i said you better believe it. there's a lot of things i have to learn now that i'm on the campaign trail. >> would you run f
, the president charged romney changed what he said on spending and taxes. >> he may do a tap dance and two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have the practice. >> you more worried obama might lose now? >> i don't know, not really. >> reporter: obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, and if he wants to make changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> reporter: romney strategists say only that changed about their guy was his audience. >> a lot of people saw him for the first time, not in a 30-second attack ad or snippet on the news. but got to hear him directly. >> reporter: romney's hoping the debate strengthens his poll numbers in battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report that looks like it will help president obama. showing fewer layoffs. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> less than an hour to go until governor romney takes the stage in northern virgini
's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> veronica is here with treats. >> a forecast and treats. >> what can be better, right. >> i know. >> there's a russian bazaar taking place. off of 17th street. look at that, they sent the pastries, traditional, this is the poppy seed roll. you guys probably had it and then they got more pastries, but going on both saturday and sunday. take a look at the graphic because it's rain or shine and i'm expecting a a few showers. saturday and sunday. 70 on saturday and 55 on sunday. so, what day would you pick to go? >> i don't know. i think i'll go saturday. >> tomorrow. >> i'm going to slide the nesting dolls over to richard and see if he can put these together while i go do weather. also taking place this weekend is -- as we lose one of them. taste of bethesda a
not because it was stop. it failed because it was passed. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> republicans jumped on vice president biden's remarks today and said the middle class has been buried by president obama's policies. then democrats responded by saying the middle class has been punished by the republican policies that crashed the economy under george w. bush. both campaigns hope swing voters in virginia will be watching the debate closely tomorrow night. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey talked to voters about why tomorrow night's performances will or won't influence their decisions. >> reporter: at the loudoun county election office, not all voters are waiting to cast their ballot. nearly 700 loudoun county residents have already completed their inperson absentee ballots. even those who made a choice say they will be watching the debate intently. this man who voted for mitt romney hopes the republican nominee can use the debate to win over swing voters. >> i hope that he'll take a strong stand on issues like immig
. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> right now, we continue to follow breaking news on news 4 midday. the fbi is investigating an early morning shooting that killed a border patrol agent and injured another in arizona. it happened near the u.s./mexico border. the wounded agent was air lifted to the hospital and is expected to survive. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for their first debate. the president is in nevada. his rival in denver, where tomorrow's debate will take place. runni innin inning mates come p battleground states. paul ryan wrapped up an event in clinton, iowa. s american airlines customers are dealing with unhappy pilots. seats broke mid flight. >> the passenger seats came loose out of the floor. >> eight planes grounded after three incidents where an entire row of sts came loose. twice, it happe
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